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Carl Dichter

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Agoura Hills, California, United States


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Carl Dichter has been an engineer for over twenty-five years. He enjoys learning new technologies and techniques, using them enough to be proficient in them, then teaching about them through writing and speaking. He's written more than 60 articles and papers, and been a speaker, panelist, panel chair, and keynote speaker at conferences around the world.

He is currently an Automation Architect at Rapid7, a fast-growing security software. Prior to that, Carl was the Director of Systems Development at MySpace where his team used tools raise awareness of performance and functional problems on MySpace features, and provide diagnostic information to shorten repair time.

During his years at Microsoft and Intel, he optimized a number of well-known web applications, application servers, and the Visual Studio integrated development environment.

Carl also worked with the top 3D graphics IHVs optimize their drivers and demo applications prior to the launch of the Intel Pentium III and 4 Processors. Realizing that AGP and NGP would not provide the growth needed for the future 3D graphics technologies he successfully drove Intel's adoption of PCIe.

Prior to that, Carl had over 16 years of engineering experience, including 11 years with Motorola. He developed vehicle tracking/mapping systems, GSM validation software, CAD frameworks, design verification tests, process control software, and software for medical, legal and financial professionals.

Besides articles and papers, and a book on software engineering. He has nine issued patents, two patents pending, two registered trade secrets and five defensive publications. Carl wrote the first articles on porting to Windows NT, and on problems with Java portability. While at Intel, he was the first non-Microsoft person to write about optimizing .NET applications.

Interests: Software engineering techniques, C#/.NET, Java, C++, mapping/GIS. Hobbies: Rock and blues music, collecting old cameras and other old machines, and travel.

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Published works:


  • Software Engineering With Perl: Prototyping & Toolsmithing for Better Software-Sooner